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IGF 2016 Archived News

□ The 2015 IGF Report (Parts I and II) now available:

Part I: Reports and Outputs from the 10th IGF

Part II: Transcripts of the Proceedings

□ Three new session formats - Lightning, Corner and Uconference - will launch at the IGF this year. Learn more here.

□ Onsite registration to attend the IGF will be available from Saturday, 3 December, at the Palacio de la Cultura y la Comunicación (PALCCO) in Jalisco, Mexico.

See the invitation from UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, Mr. Wu Hongbo. 

Logistical details on travel to Guadalajara are available on the host country website,

Online (remote) participants can register here. 

For any registration-related questions, please contact the IGF Secretariat at [email protected]

□ First time participating on-site at the IGF annual meeting? Find out more about the Newcomers Track

□ Training of Remote Moderation and Online Participation for Remote Hubs and Panelists to be held in November 2016.

Registered organizers will be contacted for their attendance and they will also receive a quick manual for operation and good practices.

It is strongly recommended to attend the online training sessions with the same equipment that will be used at IGF 2016.

□  Register your remote hub! Individuals interested in or planning to organize a remote hub ahead of IGF 2016 are encouraged to register as soon as possible by 27 October 2016, 23:59 p.m. UTC - 11.

Remote hubs are the best way for groups to participate in the IGF online and provide input into the meeting. Learn more here.

□ IGF Community Public Consultation: Ideas and Suggestions from IGF Retreat

Following the retreat held 14-16 July 2016 on “Advancing the Ten-Year Mandate of the IGF”, a compilation of the ideas and suggestions that emerged is now available for public comment. The compilation document is structured according to the retreat’s programme, outlining possible areas of improvement for the IGF in the ten years ahead. More information on the retreat itself is available here.

All IGF stakeholders are encouraged to share their comments and additional suggestions for review by the community, and as input to the 2016 Internet Governance Forum (IGF): ‘Enabling Inclusive and Sustainable Growth’, scheduled to take place from 6-9 December 2016 in Guadalajara, Mexico.

□ IGF 2016 Workshop organizers are kindly reminded to update their workshop information, including agendas and additional speakers, by 2 September.  Editing can be done here using the original proposal login details and form. For any questions, please contact the IGF Secretariat at [email protected].

□ List of Selected Open Forums for IGF 2016 Available

□ IGF 2016 Workshops Evaluation Results Available

□ Second Open Consultations and MAG Meeting: Read the Summary Report

□ United Nations Under-Secretary-General Mr. Wu Hongbo Statement - IGF 2nd MAG Meeting - New York July 2016

□ Review and Comment on the IGF Retreat Proceedings

Click here to download PDF of the IGF Retreat Proceedings

□ IGF 2016 Pre-Events ('Day 0' Events)

IGF pre-events will be held on 5 December 2016. Organizations interested in arranging pre-events are invited to send their requests to [email protected] indicating: 1) the title and a short description of the event; 2) the number of people expected to attend the event; 3) the requested time slot. 

Slots for pre-events will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis, taking into account space availability and the request received.

□ IGF Village Booths: Requests now CLOSED

Exhibition booths are available on a limited basis and upon request as part of the IGF Village at the annual meeting in Guadalajara. Please submit your request for a booth by email to [email protected] until Friday 29 July. 

□ See the Workshop Proposals for this Year's IGF

The IGF Secretariat received 260 proposals for workshops at IGF2016. Some figures on the proposals - including stakeholder and regional breakdowns - are available here.

□ See the Open Forum Proposals for this Year's IGF

□ IGF Retreat 2016 Call for Written Inputs

□ IGF Retreat Participants List

Following the previously announced selection process, the individuals listed here have been selected by the UN Secretariat to participate in a two-day working retreat on "Advancing the 10-year mandate of the IGF". 

The UN Secretariat would like to thank all individuals and organizations who took part in the nomination process. Further information on the substantive programme of the retreat can be found here and in the draft agenda; logistical details are available here

□ FAQs for IGF2016 Workshop and Open Forum Proposers

□ IGF Retreat: Call for Nominees Ended

A two-day working retreat on "Advancing the 10-Year Mandate of the IGF" will take place on 14-16 July 2016 in Glen Cove, New York. All relevant stakeholders, stakeholder groups and institutions were welcome to submit nominations for participants in the retreat before Tuesday 7 June. Detailed information is available hereFAQs on the Retreat are also available.

□  Call for IGF2016 Workshop Proposals Is Now CLOSED 

All IGF stakeholders were invited to submit their workshop proposals for the 2016 IGF, until Monday 6 June. Please click here for all relevant information, including:

□  IGF2016 Guidelines for Workshop Proposals

□ Timeline of MAG Workshop Review and Evaluation

□  The IGF @ WSIS Forum 2016

An IGF Information Session was held during the annual WSIS Forum on Thursday 5 May. See the agenda.

□  First Open Consultations and MAG Meeting Held in Geneva

Statement from Under-Secretary-General Wu Hongbo available here.

See transcripts and video of the meeting. 

□  Multistakeholder Advisory Group Renewed

Full list of members available here.

□  Secretary-General Appoints Lynn St. Amour of United States to Chair Internet Governance Forum's Multistakeholder Advisory Group

Contact Information

United Nations
Secretariat of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

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